Seattle Yachts has recently been appointed the exclusive dealer of DeFever Motor Yachts for Washington, Oregon, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada. The brokerage will sell the entire line that ranges from 45′ to 70′ and has ordered a 2016 52′ Euro that will make its Pacific NW debut at the September Lake Union Boats Afloat Show.
DeFever vessels are known worldwide — and are owned by everyday cruisers and royalty alike. The late world-renowned naval architect Arthur DeFever is often credited for introducing the concept of trawler-type yachts for pleasure cruising. Aside from his many commercial designs, his accomplishments include the Grand Banks Alaskan models back in the 1960’s to the current DeFever yachts products built by POCTA. (Pacific Ocean Countries Trading Association)
POCTA builds exclusively DeFever Yachts and not a variety of sub contracted boat designs as is often the case with Asian boat builders. POCTA’s shipyard is one of the largest boat building facilities in mainland China, complete with fully enclosed building arenas and a test tank, where each vessel is launched and checked before shipment. More than one hundred experienced craftsmen and engineers combine their skills to produce each distinctive DeFever Yacht.
About the DeFever 52 Euro
With a 16’ beam, the 52 Euro offers a roomy and welcoming main deck and generously proportioned below deck accommodations. The 52 has two staterooms with two heads that can be accessed through either stairs from the pilothouse or stairs from the galley – a convenience and safety feature of the 52 design. The salon is bright and airy with an open floor plan that gives owners the freedom to arrange their selected furniture and entertainment components, or to design built-ins to suit their needs. A standard layout is offered for the galley, but it may be configured to accept additional or optional appliances.
The pilothouse, Portuguese bridge and molded Euro transom with swim platform are trademark DeFever designs. Visibility is excellent ahead and abeam. Access to port and starboard side decks and the flybridge is provided, while spiral stairs lead to accommodations below. The expansive flybridge can accommodate a large dinghy with davit. A raised L-shaped settee with abundant storage below, cocktail table, and wet bar with icemaker are positioned near the helm station, with space available for two helm seats. The large aft deck, with spacious lazarette and engine room access, may be enclosed to provide even more relaxing living space in inclement weather.